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Press Release: Mayor of Fort Worth, Betsy Price, to be Featured Speaker of PeopleTalk Entrepreneur Education Series

Mayor Betsy Price, successful business owner and lifelong public servant, to speak July 22nd at PeopleFund event geared toward local entrepreneurs

FT. WORTH, Texas – JPeopleTalk Betsy Price FB 2uly 14, 2015– We’re so excited to announce that Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will be our featured speaker for PeopleTalk on July 22nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center.

A successful business owner and lifelong public servant, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price has long been committed to the wellbeing of her community, and her participation in PeopleTalk Entrepreneur Education Series in Fort Worth is a reflection of just that.

A Fort Worth native, she was elected in 2011 as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth. In 2013, Price ran unopposed and was re-elected to a second two-year term. As the 16th largest city in the United States, Fort Worth remains one of the fastest growing large cities in the country. Along with her focus on promoting jobs, strengthening education, fighting crime and improving mobility, Price has made significant strides along the path toward her vision of a healthy, engaged and fiscally responsible city.

PeopleTalk stimulates the aspirations of entrepreneurs who want to open, maintain, or grow a small business. The talks are filled with success stories, advice on savvy business choices, and lessons learned from some of our community’s most experienced and successful entrepreneurs. Past speakers include John Paul DeJoria, CEO of Paul Mitchell Systems, an internationally acclaimed hair products company, Roy Spence and Judy Trabulsi of GSD&M, Austin’s homegrown advertising empire, and Tim League of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas.

Interested parties should register at https://peoplefund.org/peopletalk. The event is free and includes lunch and beverage.

About the City of Fort Worth

Fort Worth, incorporated in 1873, is located in Tarrant, Denton, Parker and Wise counties of Texas. The city covers approximately 350 square miles and serves a population of 757,810. Services provided by the city include public safety, municipal courts, housing and economic development, planning and development, engineering, street maintenance, traffic control, code compliance, parks operation and maintenance,  recreation, library services, public events, and general administrative services. As the 16th largest city in the United States, Fort Worth remains one of the fastest growing large cities in the country. Fort Worth was named an All-America City in 2011, 1993 and 1964. For more information on the City of Fort Worth, visit www.fortworthtexas.gov.

About PeopleFund

Peoplefund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1994. It is a U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and SBA certified lender. PeopleFund provides business loans up to $350,000 to Texas businesses that do not qualify for bank loans. It also provides client business assistance and education. The target market is minority, women, and veteran business owners and those residing in low to moderate income census tracts.  Over 40% of current loans are to startups and non-profit organizations. Through access to capital and educational opportunities, PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people to build healthy small businesses. www.peoplefund.org.      

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Many thanks to Frost Bank for making this event possible.

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